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Jaquet

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Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 225 344 ‎
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Food - Real Prices

If you want a fancy meal with little taste and a high price don't go to this restaurant. Portuguese food is uncomplicated and fish is best cooked quickly and served simply. This restaurant serves good local food at a good local price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Neil P
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Coimbra, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you want a fancy meal with little taste and a high price don't go to this restaurant. Portuguese food is uncomplicated and fish is best cooked quickly and served simply. This restaurant serves good local food at a good local price.

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This restaurant is a one off. Seating 24 max at small wooden tables and stools, it is really an extension of the kitchen, where the owner cooks each table's orders as they come in. so it is super super fresh and boiling hot. The scabbard fish with garlic is perhaps the best we have sampled in Funchal. Don't expect a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to Jaquet on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews and had a lovey time. We turned up at 20.30 on Friday night and were seated immediately. As others have pointed out, it's an extremely simple, even basic, setup. Don't expect flashy decor. There was a mix of locals and tourists there but it felt very authentic. The two owners... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a lovely surprise to find this hidden gem in the beginning of Rua Santa Maria. The place is small, you feel like if you were in your grandma living room. The owners are really funny and pleasant! Agh and the absolutely delicious: espada em vinha d'alhos, fried chicharro (a small fish) and homemade French fries. They use lots... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

in this place you can't go wrong. Simplest setup you can have: small place, no reservations, brother serves, sister cooks. Great sea food, fresh and well cooked. The vinegar and garlic scabbard fish with garlic fries is amazing, but will ruin your chances of socializing. Try the local lapas and caramujos as a starter, with a local beer. Then pop... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a dinner at Jaquel, where the owner created the atmosphere and also the show in the open kitchen. However, the meal was disappointment, especially compared to the reviews. The limpets were worse than another Santa Maria restaurant and the Emparda meal was big and fatty. The white wine was also below average. We did not have any dessert,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

tiny restaurant "with a character", owner makes a bit of a show and you are basically in a one-room with tables and open kitchen, but the food was good. Not for everybody I suppose, but we liked it.

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europe
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Small family restaurant which seems to be enjoying its good reputation in guides and internet, small room where cook and his sister prepAre fishes of the day, the kitchen is close to the tables and expect to be welcomed with a greasy and oily smell. The owner is rather grumpy, seems to be part of the show, and we waited... More 

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kettering
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We saw this place one night and called in for a drink, we thought it was just a bar at first then noticed the menu on the wall so decided to come back for our last nights meal. We are so pleased we did it was the best meal we had. You have to get there early to be sure... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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293 reviews 293 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A small family owned restaurant in the old part of Funchal specialized in fish and some regional sea food. The Lapas are nice and fresh. And the fish is really tasty and well prepared. Don't expect sophistication, just really good food. Very popular among locals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 225 344 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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